The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has flagged off the electronic registration and revalidation exercise of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state.
Performing the flagg-off exercise emmanuel at Ibom Hall, Uyo, the state capital, the governor urged party faithful to take advantage of the exercise which he said would put an end to rigorous procedure posed by the analog method.
He appreciated the party for introducing the innovations to ease the registration of members and announced the donation of smartphones to all the wards in the state to assist those without smartphones in the registration process.
His words, “I am glad that Akwa Ibom is chosen as one of the states by our party for a scheme of this nature, we got everything ready for the exercise, and you could see the speed which my information was captured immediately.
“I want to implore all of us to make sure we register, this will mean a whole lot to us as a state and to the party. This is easily adaptive to any smartphone that people could use to register, we will present the smartphones across all the wards so that it will be easier for people to register please make sure you register.”
Governor Emmanuel further advised party members to accommodate one another in order to strengthen the party especially those who defected and are willing to rejoin the party.
‘’I want to thank the party structure, the State Working Committee for their steadfastness, please we must continue to accommodate people, let us accommodate as many as we can, let us open up and try to tolerate people.
“God did not create every human being the same, people have a different temperament, different attitudes, characters, behavioral pattern, so we should be able to accommodate others so that we can move forward”, Emmanuel said.
Earlier, in his remarks, the state Chairman of PDP Elder Aniekan Akpan, said the exercise was in tandem with an earlier flag-off of the exercise in six other PDP states in the country.
“This exercise we strongly believe as a party will ensure that we migrate from the analogue process of registration to a digital platform with attendant benefits.
“Apart from making the registration process easier, faster, open and less cumbersome, it also provides members with a transparent platform for self-registration and eliminates cases of registration denial”, Akpan added.